BUCKLEY — Norman L. Kaeb, 87, of rural Buckley, died Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020, at Gibson Area Hospital in Gibson City surrounded by his family.

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GIBSON CITY — Joan Elizabeth Cender, 83, of Gibson City, formerly of Fisher, died at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020, at the Gibson Area Hospital Annex in Gibson City.

GIBSON CITY — Mary Jane Hill, 86, of Gibson City, died Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020, at the Heritage Health Nursing Home in Gibson City.

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GIBSON CITY — James Michael “Mike” Butler, 77, of Gibson City, died at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020, at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana with his loving family at his side.

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GIBSON CITY — Brooke Erin Taylor, 37, of Gibson City, formerly Hoopeston, died at 5:15 p.m. Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, at Kindred Hospital in Peoria.

PAXTON — Mary Lucille Masco, 91, of Paxton, formerly of Thawville, died at 10:20 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, at Accolade Healthcare of Paxton Senior Living.

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WENTWORTH, N.C. — John Allen Pitzen, 84, of Stoneville, N.C., died peacefully on Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, at Hospice of Rockingham County in Wentworth, N.C.

PIPER CITY — Floyd Louis Wahls, 87, of Piper City, died at 5:37 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, at the Prairieview Lutheran Home in Danforth.

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GIBSON CITY — Kristy L. Miller, 54, died Friday, Jan. 10, 2020, after fighting a courageous battle against cancer.

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WATSEKA — Pearl L. Roberge, 94, of Watseka, mother of an Onarga resident, died Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020, at Watseka Rehab & Health Care Center.

PAXTON — Martin “Mike” Gardner, 69, of Paxton, died Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020, at home in Paxton.

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FISHER — Roberta A. Ingold, 85, of Fisher, died at 10:39 a.m. Monday, Jan. 6, 2020, at her home surrounded by her family.

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WAYSIDE, Wis. — Wayne Louis Schmidt, 89, recently of Wayside, Wis., and formerly of Buckley, died peacefully on the morning of Friday, Jan. 3, 2020, at Wayside Parkview Estates.

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BUCKLEY — Marilyn Irene Lammers, 93, of Buckley, died at 12:18 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020, at Accolade Healthcare of Paxton Senior Living.

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PAXTON — Mildred L. “Millie” Sutton, 69, of Paxton, died at 7:35 p.m. Monday, Jan. 6, 2020, at Advocate BroMenn Medical Center in Normal.

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MELVIN — Aldo Celeschi, 93, of Melvin, died at 9:45 a.m. Monday, Jan. 6, 2020, at Gibson Area Hospital in Gibson City.

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GAINESVILLE, Ga. — Jeffery Wayne Ratcliff, 61, formerly from Bradley, brother of a Paxton resident, died Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020, in Gainesville, Ga.

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GILMAN — Barbara A. Pheifer, 59, of Gilman, sister of a Gibson City resident, died Friday, Jan. 3, 2020, at Riverside Medical Center in Kankakee.

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BELLFLOWER — John F. Wyatt, 84, of Bellflower, died at 4:39 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020, at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana with his loving family at his side.

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PAXTON — John D. Jones, 60, of Paxton, died at 8:29 a.m. Friday, Jan. 3, 2020, at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana.

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URBANA — Charles Wills Haines was born April 14, 1939, to Joseph Edward and Ella Peck Haines and died Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2019, in Urbana.

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FAIRBURY — Richard L. Doran, 85, of Fairbury, died at 7:57 a.m. Monday, Jan. 6, 2020, at his son’s residence in Gibson City.

PAXTON — Daniel Wayne Donnelly, 79, of Paxton, died at 10:26 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020, at his home.

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WELLINGTON — Russell Drew Allen, 78, of Wellington, stepfather of a Rankin resident, died at 3:32 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020, at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana.

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LUDLOW — Mark H. Zindars, 65, quietly slipped into an eternal sleep at home surrounded by family on Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020, in Ludlow.

CHATSWORTH — Kathy L. Breeden, 64, of Chatsworth, mother of two Melvin residents, died Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020, at her home in Chatsworth.

PAXTON — Pauline Maedell Price, 86, of Paxton, died at 10:51 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020, at her home.

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CISSNA PARK — Michael “Big Daddy Woo Woo” Ray Hardison, 61, of Cissna Park, died Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020, at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana after a brief illness.

PAXTON — Virginia Daylene Smith, 83, of Paxton, died on the evening of Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020, surrounded by her family.

CULLOM — Duane L. Harms Sr., 80, of Cullom, died at 7:08 a.m. Monday, Dec. 30, 2019, at his residence.

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PAXTON — Jerome J. Galster, 63, of rural Paxton, died Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019, at his home.

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NEW LENOX — Carolyn J. Kollross, 75, of New Lenox, formerly of Penfield, died Monday, Dec. 30, 2019, at her home.

ST. JOSEPH — Carolyn Coble, 83, of St. Joseph, mother of a Ludlow resident, died at 1:40 p.m. Friday, Dec. 27, 2019, at OSF Heart of Mary Medical Center in Urbana.

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POTOMAC — John Daniel Reardon, 66, of Potomac, brother of residents of Paxton and Ludlow, died at 10:23 a.m. Friday, Dec. 27, 2019, at his home.

PAXTON — Carl “Ed” Edwin Daniel, 75, of Urbana, formerly of Paxton, died at 12:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 23, 2019, at his home.

THOMASBORO — Allen Dean Bergman, 67, of Thomasboro, brother of a Paxton resident, died at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 26, 2019, at Sharon Willow South Healthcare in Peoria.

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DANVERS — Barbara S. Kaufman, 78, of Danvers, mother of a Paxton resident, died at 9:56 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2019, at her residence.

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BUCKLEY — Roger L. Weber, 82, of Buckley, died at 9:06 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2019, at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana.

SIBLEY — Raymond C. Arends, 84, of Sibley, died at 9:35 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2019, at Advocate BroMenn Health Care Center in Bloomington.

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BAYLES LAKE — Donald F. Ptacek, 84, of Bayles Lake in rural Loda, died at 8:20 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2019, at the Gibson Area Hospital Annex.

PAXTON — Barbara Ann Joyce, 84, of Paxton, died at 2:57 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2019, at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana.

RANTOUL — Ellen Sickler, 91, of rural Rantoul, mother of a rural Ludlow resident, died Friday, Dec. 13, 2019, at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana.

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GIBSON CITY — George B. Agee, 73, of Gibson City, died peacefully at 9:28 a.m. Friday, Dec. 13, 2019, at his home with his wife at his side.  

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GIBSON CITY — Larry E. Jamison, 80, of Gibson City, died peacefully at 2:15 a.m. Monday Dec. 16, 2019, at the University Rehab Center in Urbana, where he had resided for about a year.

GIBSON CITY — George Agee, 73, of Gibson City, died at 9:28 a.m. Friday, Dec. 13, 2019, at his home.

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BUCKLEY — Mildred Lena Schuldt, 86, a lifelong Buckley resident, died at 7:45 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13, 2019, at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana.

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WATSEKA — Marjorie Howe, 91, of Watseka, mother of a Paxton resident, died Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019.

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MAHOMET — John D. Jay, 77, of Mahomet, a brother of residents of Paxton and Gibson City, died at 4:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019, at Accolade Healthcare of Paxton.

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CISSNA PARK — Doris J. Kogler, 95, of Schaumburg, formerly of Claytonville, the sister of a Buckley resident, died Friday, Dec. 13, 2019, at Friendship Village in Schaumburg.

CISSNA PARK — Elizabeth M. Maul, 95, of Cissna Park, died Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019, at Accolade Healthcare of Paxton.

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CISSNA PARK — Ronald D. Merkle, 81, of Cissna Park, died Friday, Dec. 13, 2019, at his home.

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BUCKLEY — Viola Louise Sheetz, 94, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, formerly of Buckley, died Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019, at Deery Suites at Western Home Communities in Cedar Falls, Iowa.